A child of the 1960s and student of quantum science & consciousness, she infuses the wondrous nature of the universe with its infinite possibilities into all of her endeavors.
As trumpetista, composer, sound engineer & producer, Electricmeg has been involved in music for over 40 years and specializes in improvised, world-beat electronic & acoustic spirit music.
She’s a web developer and graphic artist, highly experienced with computer hardware, software & networking.
Growing in up Goshen NY she was active in the musical life of the town and spent her summers studying music at SUNY Potsdam, Hartwick College, the Eastman School of Music and the Berklee School of Music. She produced & performed locally with an all-star brass quintet, big band and wind ensemble, was selected to perform twice with the NY All State Band, one year as principal trumpet of the All Eastern Orchestra, and was a member of the New York City Youth Symphony Orchestra from 1981-1983 and its associated chamber ensembles). She received a Bachelor of Music Education in 1988 from the Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington.
She studied trumpet with Paul Famiglietti, Vincent Penzarella, Jim Hynes and Allan Dean (and with Bill Adams by osmosis).
After college she moved to NYC where she pursued a dual career, splitting time between music performance and assisting Fortune 100 companies to transition to the digital world (mostly at Goldman Sachs, where she worked as a presentation specialist, special projects consultant, writer of technical manuals and software trainer).
During this time, she began writing poetry and composing music while performing with a wide variety of ensembles including Punk, Jazz, Classical, Rock, Off-Broadway, Worldbeat and Klezmer.
In 1997, she debuted her first work, Le Collage C’est Fou!!, a funk-driven worldbeat album in collaboration with luminaries Jojo Kuo, Li’Nard, Jeremy Gaddie, Martino Atangana, Azouhouni Adou, Mem Nahadr and Willy White. The album was mastered by Grammy-winning recording engineer James P. Nichols. The record release was a multimedia extravaganza at S.O.Bs in NYC featuring special guests including award-winning poet Everton Sylvestor, Citizen One (later Lipbone Redding), Kid Lucky (later King Luck), visual artist Debbie Sutton, DJ Cruz Missile and Hassan Hakmoun and his band Zahar. The show, and the album, were graced by the literary talents and vision of Gary Heidt.
In the mid-late 90’s she performed and recorded with spirit-based musicians including Gnawa master Hassan Hakmoun from Morocco; Frisner Augustin, vodou musician from Haiti, and acted as recording engineer for Sussan Deyhim (Iranian singer/performance artist) and Check Tidiane Seck of Mali. She live-engineered several of the early Vision Festivals.
She toured with soca king Arrow (who wrote the famous song Hot, Hot, Hot).
She debuted her solo electrified trumpet persona, Electricmeg, at the Burning Man Festival in 1998 and dove head-first into the world of improvisational jazz, collaborating with Daniel Carter, Sabir Mateen, Gary Heidt, Mem Nahadr, and many others.
In 2001, she leased a 4,000 square foot loft in Newark NJ and began building an artists’ live/work space, which eventually grew to 12,000 sq feet and had 10 private rooms and 2 performance spaces.
In 2008, she moved with her family to Sullivan County NY.
In 2017, she won two grants:
The Value of Nature Multimedia Extravaganza won The Sullivan County Artist in the Community Decentralization grant in which she worked with the local Boys and Girls Club to teach students how to use poetry to express emotions. The result was a book of collaborative images, presented as a slideshow to the music of Electricmeg’s BLISS Ensemble.
The second grant was the Sullivan Heritage Grant for the 1st Annual Liberty Fest, presenting lectures, workshops and performances to inspire self-sufficiency and engage creative energy toward the best possible future.
In addition, her artwork was shown in two different gallery shows in Sullivan County – Art in Sixes in November at the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, and Radius in December at Gallery 222 in Hurleyville.
In 2018, she produced the Liberty Rising Festival, an extension of the Liberty Fest, which allowed the opportunity for community engagement, advocating resiliency. Liberty Rising became a grassroots-volunteering movement.
In October, she debuted her one-woman multimedia performance, the Language of Water at the Liberty Museum.
In 2019, in addition to working with crypto currency platform Digital World Exchange to birth a gold-backed crypto currency, she worked with Tannis Kowalchek’s Farm Arts Collective developing the production of Shakespeare on the Farm which premiered Saturday, August 3 in Damascus, PA and was reprised in the form of Shakespeare on the Rails, in Hurleyville, NY.
In the Fall of 2019, she performed an upgraded version of The Language of Water at the UpFront Gallery in Port Jervis, NY and subsequently transformed it into a movie.
During the great societal changes in the past 2 years she has been active in building awareness around the concept of Earth & Humanity’s entrance into the Quantum Age – the Age of Aquarius, and the many implications thereof.
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